Tuesday’s game could have been viewed as a trap game for Dow. They have rival Midland coming up on Friday and haven’t lost to Bay City Central in over 10 years. But the Chargers played defense like it was a Regional Final and beat the Wolves 55-36.
.@ChloeMcvey10 sparked a furious second-half run for @Dowathletics last night with two three-pointers and suffocating defense. She talked with @BFroling about the win and gave her thoughts on the upcoming rematch with Midland. pic.twitter.com/vaGj8PCSLC
— ESPN 100.9-FM (@ESPN1009) January 29, 2020
The full-court trapping defense of Dow sped up Bay City Central early and caused easy turnovers, but the Chargers missed several open looks including point-blank shots in front of the basket. Bay City Central hung tough in the first half and trailed 28-18 at the break. Alecsis Smith had 10 of Bay City Central’s 18 first-half points.
The Chargers looked refocused in the second half and sprinted out to a 10-0 run in the opening minutes, thanks in large part to back-to-back threes from junior Chloe McVey. Jada Garner added another trey and the Chargers blew the game wide open. Bay City Central never got it under 14 points after the opening run.
Dow improves to 10-2 with the win heading into the rivalry rematch with Midland on Friday night. The game can be heard on ESPN 100.9 FM starting at 5:30 PM.
Dow Chargers final stats
Jada Garner: 15 points
Chloe McVey: 13 points
Alyssa Keptner: 9 points
Kennedy Caldwell: 7 points
Alexa Kolnitys: 4 points
Abby Rey: 3 points
Kourtney Fisher: 2 points
Bay City Central Wolves final stats
Alecsis Smith: 21 points
Olivia Willette: 7 points
Addisyn Richard: 5 points
Haley Suchodolski: 2 points
Krista Tremble: 1 point